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Iran's Regime Cruelly Dashes Hopes of Shahnaz Akmali's Family

Shahnaz Akmali's family went to court to submit a financial bail for her release today morning, but they have been told that there's no verdict issued for her release on bail, and she will be kept in jail.

The security agents have provided Shahnaz's family with repeated misleading information and made them perplexed and worry since her arrest. Such a scheme undertaken by the regime thugs has inflicted substantial pressure upon her desperate family.

This is only one of the numerous cases exercised by the regime thugs in order to impose pressure on the detainees and their families as a punishment to silence them into more silence. The regime practices many intimidating procedures against several imprisoned activists for years.

There's also another doubt over her transfer to hospital that officials told the family, says HRANA.

Shahnaz Akmali was allegedly transferred to hospital on Wednesday night for a few hours, according to the news.

However, in a phone call from Evin prison on Thursday, Shahnaz, who was arrested by security forces on Wednesday morning, notified her relatives that authorities have agreed to release her on bail estimated to be a $25,000 USD. The family was told that they should submit the demanded bail on Saturday, January 28, 2017, according to the news.

Shahnaz Akmali told her family that authorities has currently locked up her in Ward 209 of Tehran notorious prison, confirms HRANA.

Shahnaz Akmali, the mother of Moustafa Karimbeigi, a 26-year-old peaceful street protester who was shot and killed in Iran during the 2009 Ashura uprising, was reportedly arrested at her work place on the morning of Wednesday January 25.

According to sources close to the Karimbeigi family, Iranian regime authorities took Ms. Akmali to her house and confiscated all of Shahnaz's personal belongings. The HRANA news agency reported that at least five regime agents were involved in Shahnaz's arrest and transfer to an unknown location.

In this regard, Iranian activists have started #FreeOurMom to draw attention to the unlawful detention of Shahnaz Akmali, a brave & peaceful mother.

Iranian activists are deeply concerned about Shahnaz's situation and are calling on the international community to take action.

She is currently kept in cells of Ward 209 along with a few of inmates at Evin prison in Tehran. Ward 209 is a solitary confinement ward run by the regime's Ministry of Intelligence. Although ward 209 is inside Evin, it operates outside prison jurisdiction. Ward 209 is in the complete control of the Ministry of Intelligence, and they have immunity to do as they please.

In addition, Since the death her son, Shahnaz and her family have faced repeated threats by Iranian authorities and are under constant pressure and surveilance.

WHEREAS: Shahnaz Akmali has been arrested on January 25, 2017 for unknown reasons;

AND WHEREAS: Her imprisonment is therefore ILLEGAL under Articles 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

AND WHEREAS: Her unclear situation is also ILLEGAL according to the Articles which are pointed above;

THEREFORE: We, the undersigned, demand that the international community bring all possible pressure to bear upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to honor its binding human rights by IMMEDIATELY and UNCONDITIONALLY releasing Shahnaz Akmali from prison, canceling her ILLEGAL suspended detention and dropping all equally ILLEGAL charges against her.

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